How cute are Alex & Kelly!! I had so much fun with these two on Wednesday evening. We met up at their West Village apartment to document life as they know it at this point in time! The rooftop was grungy and full of character having hosted many a party over the years. We finished off the shoot with a slice from the infamous Joes Pizza.
Chelsey & Alyssa's Wm. H. Buckley Farm Wedding
I met Susan and Alex on a Sunday afternoon at a little cafe in Brooklyn on 3rd Ave called Maglia Rosa. The weather was perfect and the staff at Maglia Rosa were super sweet - helping me with lighting and offering to change the music for us. Susan brought along this beautiful pink blouse that she wanted to get a couple of photos in..her Mom had worn the same blouse in her own engagement shoot many years earlier. After some Strawberry Pie and a cup of coffee we made our way down to the water where we finished off the engagement shoot at Bush Terminal Park. This was my first time shooting here and the views over the water were beautiful. I love when my couples show me a new side of this big crazy city. The sunset was stunning and it was the perfect way to end our little engagement session together.
I got to hang with these two lovebirds yesterday and look how much fun we had! The sun came out for us and it ended up being a perfect day in Jersey City despite what the weather report was telling us earlier. I love shooting in Liberty State Park as there are so many different backdrops - The beautiful greenery, the water, the NYC skyline. There’s always plenty of space and privacy for the couple that are a little shy and I love that you always find a free park. Whether my couple drive in or I do, having a car close by means you don’t have to drag all your belongings around with you during the shoot - I highly recommend being bag free on your engagement shoot as it gives you so much more freedom to focus all your attention on your loved one and less on finding somewhere to put your belongings down every 5 minutes.
Back in March we shot Kate and Max's small wedding ceremony at Barrow Mansion in Jersey City. They decided to throw the second half of their wedding celebrations in the warmer month of June and last Saturday was the perfect night for it!! Hiring out the gorgeous space of Low Fidelity in the Jersey City Heights neighborhood. The space was filled with beautiful flower arrangements by Karma Flowers and guests were treating to trays of focaccia pizza and delicious drinks!
Today we captured a little bit of Gavina and Ed's life pre wedding! They wanted to get some practice in front of the camera for their wedding photography in August and also wanted to capture a little bit of their life living in Williamsburg seeing as their wedding will be in Long Island. We had such a fun shoot, starting inside and working our way down to the Wiliamsburg waterfront. I especially loved their Brooklyn rooftop views!
Bianca and Rae are getting married in Connecticut in May but before their big day there was a ladies only celebration to be had - The Bridal Shower!! Bianca's sisters organized the whole thing by themselves including the styling and the flowers. They chose to hold the Bridal Shower at CV Rich Mansion in White Plains New York. Bianca was on the verge of tears when she saw all the beautiful styling her sisters had done for her. "Can we just get married here right now - This is exactly how I pictured my dream wedding"
How cute is this Central Park engagement shoot! Central Park is a always a great location for engagement photos as there are so many different backdrops and it looks so different with the seasons year round. This time of the year the cherry blossoms are just starting to bloom and little bursts of color can be seen in every direction.
Tina and Mike are getting married in April 2019 at The Preston Barn at Old Drovers Inn NY and I'm beyond excited to document their special day! Not only are they both super sweet but they were so relaxed and easy to take photos of. The reason i'm so adamant about my couples doing a shoot with me before the wedding is because a) It gives us the chance to get to know each other a little better so we're not strangers on the wedding day and b) It allows the couple to have a little practice run before the wedding and see how easy it really is!! My brides often tell me they are awkward in front of the camera and hate posing. Tina was a similar story and told me this was her first professional shoot but honestly you couldn't tell.. she handle it like a pro, was so relaxed and just had fun with it!
I first met with Bella at White Star on Brunswick St to discuss shooting their engagement photos. We got along so well I was so excited when she asked me to shoot her wedding too. On the day she only had me shoot for 2 hours but you can see it was more than enough to capture the intimate ceremony and some portraits afterwards. I did end up shooting a little longer than I was supposed to… I was having so much fun and Bella decided to get on the dance floor for me which resulted in the amazing last couple of photos which I absolutely adore.Read More
Michelle & David exchanged their nuptials surrounded by friends and family on a beautiful Spring day on the rooftop of the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park. Sunshine, fresh air and the smell of salt and sand in the air. It was a spectacular day for a wedding.Read More
It seems winter was the season for small intimate Jersey City weddings! Kate and Maxwell had a small ceremony (20 close friends and family) at the historic Barrow Mansion. The fabulous flowers are by local florist Karma Flowers. After the ceremony we headed downstairs to the old vintage bowling alley for a champagne toast and some bridal portraits. This was a two hour wedding capturing just the ceremony and some portraits afterwards. Kate and Maxwell are having a party at a Jersey City bar later on in the summer to celebrate with a larger group of their friends.